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About the Section

Welcome to Classics at the University of Cape Town. We are home to a wide range of courses in ancient cultural studies and language. The courses offered by the Section fall into two main categories:

Greek and Latin Language courses

Classes begin with an intensive first year course for those who have never studied the language before. Students who have already matriculated in Greek or Latin will begin at second year level.

Classical Culture courses

Dealing with Mediterranean, especially Greek and Roman, History, Culture, Mythology and Literature, and North Africa, require no knowledge of Greek or Latin. Although the Culture Courses are mostly centered on the Mediterranean there are courses dealing with North Africa.

The Classics Section offers an introduction to Language (Word Power) and majors in both ancient Greek and Latin (majors in Latin and Greek are subsumed within ‘Classical Studies’).